Request for Applications

Every year, the Lupus Foundation of America issues requests for applications to fund research that will expand our understanding of lupus and help develop more effective treatments.

2014 Requests for Applications (RFAs)

Our national research program is requesting applications for the following funding opportunity:

  • Clinical and Translational Pediatric Lupus Nephritis Biomarker Panel Research (on behalf of the Michael Jon Barlin Pediatric Research Program)

Download application guidelines for RFA 014-02 PN (Letter of Intent is required)

What you need to know:

Award amount: $500,000 ($100,000 per year)
Duration of award: Five years

Learn about other funding opportunities available through the Lupus Foundation of America National Research Program.

Online Application

Applicants are encouraged to register and complete a professional profile in proposalCENTRAL as soon as possible. Applicants should ensure that their grants and contracts office has registered their institutional, financial and signing officials with proposalCENTRAL.

The Foundation uses an electronic grants submission process. All interested grant applicants must submit their full application packages through proposalCENTRAL at the following webpage:

A proposalCENTRAL helpline is available for questions from applicants, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., EST. Customer support is available via phone at 1-800-875-2562 or by email at Paper or emailed Letters of Intent or Proposals will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Lupus Insight Prize

The 2014 Lupus Insight Prize competition is now open. Learn more about the prize and the nomination process at